The Backcountry Outdoor News reports the latest hunting and, fishing news along with fishing derbies and tournaments
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Whether it's bass, walleye, muskie, crappie, catfish, marlin, sailfish, billfish, salmon, shark or 
trout, this website will list a contest, derby or tournament for whatever species 
fisherman you are.

  • If your looking for an exciting way to have more fun fishing. 

  • If you belong to a fishing organization or club, we may have your venues listed. 

  • Add a contest, derby or tournament FREE to our data base. 

Choose your language above and read our news in English, Deutsche, Espanol, Francese, Irlandesi or Italiano 
USA Fishing Contests, Derbies & Tournaments Directory

Whether an event is for freshwater, saltwater, open water or ice fishing, they are listed in our directory.  The Backcountry Press  makes every effort to have the most complete, up-to-date directory of fishing venues.

Most contests and tournaments are open to the general public but some are closed to club or pro circuit members. Use the links to each contest on the site for more information. The link may also indicate if there is a registration fee to participate. 

ANGLERS: We can use your help. Due to the high volume of fishing venues, mistakes can happen. If you find a link that doesent work or is incorrect PLEASE let us know so we can fix. THANKS
Choose from our FEATURED EVENTS or the list of states below
     2018  FEATURED  EVENTS  

  • April 15 - Nov 30 -- Fisherman's Dream Boat Challenge -- CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, VT, NJ, NY, PA & RI - Ocean offshore -- website     

  • April 1 - Nov 30 -- GRAND HAVEN STEELHEADERS -- Grand Haven, MI - Lake Michigan - website

  • Dec 1,  2 and 4th-- Islamorada Sailfish Tournament -- Islamorada, FL - Whale Harbor Marina - offshore -- website


2019 Fishing Venues Coming Soon
Events are added throughout the season, so stop back often to see what's happening in your neck of the woods and beyond.